Skip to comments.Painting Politics: Dems rehang controversial ‘pigs’ picture on Capitol Hill
Posted on 01/10/2017 10:06:51 AM PST by fungoking
Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday re-hung a painting on Capitol Hill that depicts a police officer as a pig, just days after a Republican colleague took it down -- in a move sure to inflame the controversy and rile law enforcement groups.
California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter on Friday personally removed the painting, saying he was angered by its depiction of police. He said Tuesday the piece also violates the art-contest rules.
But Democratic Rep. Lacy Clay, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus from whose Missouri district the picture came, said Tuesday after helping re-hang the picture that Hunters action was blatant censorship.
Clay has said he wants the Capitol Hill police to file theft charges against Hunter, who after removing the painting returned it to Clays congressional office. Clay insisted he is not anti-police and said he does not agree or disagree with the painting -- arguing his intent is to defend the First Amendment rights of the 18-year-old artist, David Pulphus. He argued the artists world view has been shaped by the animalistic behavior of police officers, particularly the recent, high-profile cases in which unarmed black males died in confrontations with police.
The acrylic painting depicts a police officer as a pig in uniform aiming a gun at African-American protesters. Above the scene, two birds -- one black, one white -- fight, and beside them, an African-American protester holding a scale of justice is crucified.
Law enforcement groups had strongly objected to the paintings display on the Capitol complex grounds, with one group calling it reprehensible, repugnant and repulsive. Earlier Tuesday, Hunter said on the Fox News Channels Fox & Friends: The Capitol Police arent going to arrest me for taking down a picture that portrays them as pigs.
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I bet Lacy Clay doesn't think her statement, "This instinct to humiliate, when its modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybodys life, because it kinda gives permission for other people to do the same thing." has any connection between his actions and the 64 police officers shot dead in the line of duty last year.
Where the hell is Paul Ryan? Take this crap down.
Where the hell are the Oathkeepers? The 3%'ers? The "Patriots" (and I ain't talking football)? Where are the bikers? Where are WE THE PEOPLE? And why the hell are we looking to some statist, traitorous, rotten piece of trash like Paul Ryan to save us?
Next time take it down and destroy it. Make sure it does not go back up.
I’m certainly not looking to Paul Ryan to save “us” but he is the Speaker of the House. I thought he could peacefully have the art removed.
Of course I would love to see bikers or other patriots kick azzz and take names but that would only put good people in jail.
We need them for January 20~~~ Can’t wait!!!!
How about hanging a painting of FLOTUS dressed as a dominatrix, dog whipping Barack dressed in a speedo!
Thank you, Duncan Hunter.
I think the more this stays in the news, the worse it is for the Dems.
That has got to be ugliest thing every set to canvas. Anything else would be preferable to this.
Painting of Mayor Harold Washington.
The artist based the iconoclastic elements of his painting on a rumor that doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital had discovered Chicago Mayor Washington was wearing female underwear under his suit at the time of his unexpected death and that Mayor Washington was rumored to be gay.
JUST AN ARTFUL IDEA Maybe a photoshopper could reproduce the Mayoral painting in honor of Cog Clay---using the head of Cong Clay. Should be hung in a prominent place in the Congress.
PS: it’s called Blessed are the Peacekeepers
Republicans are going to have to learn to fight fire with Fire. Nothing else is going to work with these idiots.
Leave it up. Add a plaque that states this painting relieves undisputed support from the Democrat party.
what do yu expect from a retard BLM supporting moron pandering to Ferguson looneys who once said “there has been an unofficial Congressional White Caucus for over 200 years...”
just another black racist ......
eliminate the pelosi / frank waiver and get him off a few committees...
Could not be happier...let these idiots keep exposing themselves....
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better than taking it down. put a sign right next to it with an arrow that says “attention: police and people who support police, this is what democrats and liberals think of you.”
Either that, or, take it down and rip to shreds.
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